Youth Activities

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, 212-267-9700, www.bpcparks.org

Annual Art Exhibition View art inspired by the gardens and parks of Battery Park City, created by adults, teens & children during free weekly art classes offered from May – Oct. by BPCPC. Continues weekdays from 2-4pm thru Feb. 28. 2 South End Ave. Free.

Early Spring Gardening Club After-school gardening program that introduces 1st – 5th graders to the joys of gardening. Learn about botany, biology and agronomy while taking part in planting, cultivating and harvesting. Tuesdays, March 20 – April 24 from 3:45 -5pm. The Children’s Garden, Rockefeller Park. $30. Registration is required, call extension 348.

Community Center at Stuyvesant High School

Operated by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, 345 Chambers St., 636-358-6880, www.ccshs.org

Babysitter’s Training 2-session course will teach boys and girls, ages 11-15, how to handle unexpected situations calmly and competently. Learn essential safety, first aid, safe play and basic care skills. Sat., March 10 & 17 from 2-7:30pm. $50 members, $60 non-members. Registration is required.

Manhattan Children’s Theatre

52 White St., bet Broadway & Church, 212-352-3101, www.theatermania.com

The Three Little Pigs A musical comedy starring Pat, Patterson and Patty, three skinny pigs who discover that through working together they can overcome anything, even Bad, the big bad singing wolf who wants to eat them. Thru Feb. 25, Sat. & Sun. at 12 & 2pm. $15. All ages.

Go, Dog. Go! Dogs take on human characteristics in this stage adaptation of the popular children’s book by P.D. Eastman. Sat. & Sun., March 3 – April 8 at 12 & 2pm. $15. All ages.

The Museum of the American Indian

One Bowling Green, www.nmai.si.edu

Animation Celebration 2007 View clips of animator Joseph Erb’s works and then create claymation props, animals and people to be captured on camera and made into a very short stop-motion film. Participants will then have the opportunity to see their creation projected on a monitor. Fri., Feb. 23 at 11am for 8 to 12-year-olds and 2pm for 13 to 16-year-olds.&Mac195;Education Classroom.

Storybook Reading & Workshop Celebrate Women’s History Month with Jennifer Rice as she tells the story of Jikonhsaseh, the “Mother of Nations,” and other stories about Haudenosaunee women. Then make cornhusk dolls with Angela Friedlander. Sat., March 10 at noon. Resource Center.

The New York City Police Museum

100 Old Slip, bet Water & South Sts., 4 blocks south of South Street Seaport, www.nycpolicemuseum.org, 212-480-3100

Operation Safe Child A national initiative that allows parents to have their children photographed, measured and fingerprinted. Parents then receive a free ID card and their children’s information is added to the national law enforcement directory. Mon. – Fri., thru Feb. 23 from 11am – 2pm.

Irish Americans in the NYPD Salute the Irish heritage of generations of NYPD officers. All ages. Sat., March 10.

Women in Policing Salute the pioneering efforts of female officers in the NYPD. Wed., March 21. All ages.

The Skyscraper Museum

39 Battery Place, www.skyscraper.org

Archikids Working alongside architect Yves Roger, children ages 9-13 will explore skyscraper architecture and create a hands-on building project, which they will be able to bring home. As they learn and work, children will be surrounded by images, vintage film and models of actual skyscrapers of the past, present and future. Sat., March 3 & April 14 from 10am – Noon.

Building Blocks Come explore building materials. Touch skyscraper materials including a glass window, metal I-beam and a piece of concrete. Hear the story of the “Three Little Pigs” and then help to build a giant house of brick. Sat., March 10 from 10:30-11:30am.

South Street Seaport Museum


Carving the Day Away Discover the traditional seafarer’s art of scrimshaw-carving, intricate line drawings into whale ivory. Explore scrimshaw artifacts from the Museum’s collection and create your own kid-friendly scrimshaw art piece. Sat., Feb. 24 from 1-4pm. Free with Museum admission. 12 Fulton St.

Barnum’s Gallery of Wonders P.T. Barnum brought Lower Manhattan the American Museum. Learn about Industrious Fleas, the Feejee mermaid and Jumbo the elephant. Come be a part of the Greatest Show on Earth. Sat., March 3 from 1-4 pm. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., bet Fulton & Beekman.

New York Packet The World’s best known women’s maritime song group, The Johnson Girls, performs with driving rhythms and harmonies. Sun., March 4 from 3-5pm. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., bet Fulton & Beekman Sts. $5 adults, $2 kids. 212-748-8568.

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